We recently had a chance to grill the OlliOlli World
dev team at Roll7
on their skateboarding action-platformer, after having had some time with the game, which you can read about in the link above. Chief among the brief conversation was that new direction in art and presentation, something the studio is very proud of.
"We really wanted to create an illustrated look that’s welcoming," the studio told us. "The soft, pastel-like gloopy graphics, the whole game, really, is built with that idea of flow in mind which comes through the art and into the gameplay. We actually reflected back on classic skate art from the 80s a lot as inspiration, too, as part of this process -- which was always very zany and goofy!
"From a development perspective it certainly gave us a lot more freedom with things – for example, how we're able to animate tricks and rotation in 3D compared to before when we were using pixel art doing each one frame by frame."
Click here for our Roll7 OlliOlli World interview in full